Triumph named first the TR5 and then the 650cc TR6 the “Trophy” as a nod to their successes in the International Six Days Trials of the late 1940s. Originally for their off-road machines, the sporting character of the Trophy was retained, but morphed into more of a road bike. Essentially, a single-carb version of the famed T120 Bonneville, the bike is only marginally down on power, though offers increased reliability.
The Trophy on offer here is a true time-capsule. Imported from the UK many years ago, the bike retains the British spec tank, handlebars, etc. Unrestored and in excellent condition with a nicely settled patina of an original bike, only mechanical reconditioning has taken place. The bike runs perfectly, shifts well and handles and brakes as it should.
Look closely at the photos and see the original fasteners, original finishes, apart from side-panels and an unfortunate ding on the front fender, and replaced exhaust pipes. The tank seems to have original paint finish, as does the frame. The wheels retain original Triumph spokes, while the original capacitor sits next to the battery. The rest of the bike is worth close scrutiny.
The bike is sold on a clean, clear title.